I got this camera around 18 months ago for christmas. I had never been bothered about a camera before but I have surprised myself at how much I use this camera. It's lightweight and sleek and fits in mosst of my handbags so I take it to all birthdays, nights out and events that are going on. I know this camera was one of the cheaper options in comparison to similar cameras, however it is fantastic value for money as the picture quality is brilliant.
It also looks the part, it is a attractive, shiny and sleek. It is fast to start when you turn it on and it also flicks through photos fast. The only downside to this camera is the sound when you take a video, although the picture quality remains excellent when you take a video, any loud sounds seems to become slightly muffled, however you need to be reminded that this is aafter all a digital camera...not a camcorder. Having said that, it does the job and takes decent videos.
The battery life is another massive plus... it lasts me weeks on end... I would say it only needs charging every 500 photos... obviously its less if you spend hours on end going through the photos that you have taken! Also, it accepts normal size memory cards and these are needed as the memory on the camera itself isn't great. 2 gb memory cards are cheap enough though. It's easy to put the photos from my camera onto my laptop, i just take the memory card out of the camera and put it into my laptop.
I would definitely recommend this camera, its a great first camera as it is easy to use. It has a number of settings where you change the flash to automatic and turn the flash off. It also has settings that you can alter in order to make the video quality better, brighter etc. It is also simple to zoom in and out. I have had no problems and the battery life is as good now as it was when I first bought it. Definitely a good choice if you are thinking about buying this camera.
I bought the EX-Z35 over a year ago, in a mad rush to replace my earlier model Casio Exilim that I had lost. I spent about £90, which, in comparison to some of the other similar specification digital cameras around at the time, was at the cheaper end of the price scale.
I was really impressed when I received it, as although it was relatively cheap, it didn't look it in the slightest. It was slim, lightweight, and pretty sleek, and they do actually come in a range of trendy colours rather than just the usual silver. It was the same layout as my previous camera with all the same features, as well as a few upgrades, so obviously I had no problems using it. However, my mother, who is a total technophobe (still had the same camera since 1988!!) borrowed it and found it really straight forward to use. So much so that she in fact asked me to order one for her too!
Battery life is really good, and a full battery easily takes 500+ photos. I have a spare battery but the only time ive had to use it is when ive been on holiday for 2 weeks!
Photograph wise, considering its just an everyday compact digital camera, the quality of the picture is excellent. I've had a couple of photographs blown up onto large canvas's and the person who did them for me even commented on the great quality of the images. I would say its because I'm an excellent photographer, but to be honest its purely down to the camera! There are a number of pre-set features on it to suit the surroundings to help u get the optimum result.
As I said earlier, I've only had this particular one over a year, but all in all I have been using Casio Cameras now for nearly 10 years and have always been really pleased. So, overall, i would definitely recommend!
I have owned the Casio Exilim EX-Z35 for around 6 months now and have found it is a fantastic digital camera. There is a best shot function which allows you to easily switch between different types of shot for instance the scenery setting and anti shake settings. This has come in very useful as I use the camera for a range of shots including pictures of hillsides and as a student my beautiful meals to show off my culinary skills as well as nights out. Once uploaded to my computer, which is very easy to do, the images come out very nicely as the camera is 12.1 Megapixels. In total there are 22 settings including a Youtube setting which I have never used but I would imagine very useful if you do use Youtube often.
Overall, the camera is very easy to use, takes great shots, very portable and fits perfectly into a small pocket. However, the battery life is not too great and requires charging after a days use of sight seeing. This unfortunately led to me missing out on some great pictures of Havana :( This is my first digital camera so it may be the same with most cameras. Having said this, I would highly recommend this product to anybody who is a first time buyer of a digital camera, is not very experienced with digital cameras or is in-confident with using technology.
I purchased this Casio camera last year for £65 as an upgrade on my existing digital camera.
The camera is very light weight and easy to carry. It fits easily into your bag, though for extra protection I bought a carry case from a local discount retailer. It comes in a range of colours, I have the black model which is modern and sleek looking.
The camera features includes 12.1 mega pixels and optical 3x zoom meaning that you get a good quality photo.
The camera is easy to operate, the LCD screen is 2.5 inches and high quality. There is a face detection function which means that the camera will automatically detect people's faces ensuring all photos are well focused.
The camera also has a faster shutter speed which helps to reduce blurring when taking photos.
There is also a movie feature, which allows you to record high quality videos. There is a record button on the back of the camera to allow you to start recording quickly and easily without needing to go through any menus.
It is also very easy to switch between camera and library modes. When you turn the camera on, you are automatically in camera mode and by simply hitting the green play button on the back of the camera you are taken to your picture library. Similarly to swap back to picture mode you simply push the red camera button on the back of the camera.
Overall it is a great camera that is lightweight and takes great quality pictures.